World cup and design?


Something truly globally popular as well as physical, participative, tangible, impassioned. It's right under our noses … And if you think this is all a bit too frivolous, last words go to John Cage, ironically:

    "Purposeless play (is) an affirmation of life – not an attempt to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we are living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out the way and lets it act of its own accord."


Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Logo and band font design was sort of lost among larger discussions of album cover design — which also peaked in the 1970s — and even today the origins of many logos are shrouded in mystery and misinformation.


June 8, 2006


 So you can put mac visualisations on your ipod…..
"With iVisualize it is finally possible to run these in iTunes, have them react to your music, and display a lot of song information.

iVisualize comes with 4 visualizations and you can download more or create your own it's up to you."

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Making a song and dance
Making a song and dance

Don’t believe all you read about web-driven musical phenomenons. Old-fashioned PR and marketing still have a big part to play in their success. Adam Webb reports

cityofsound: Architecture and interaction design, via adaptation and hackability
to see what we can draw from the culture and practice of architecture and design into this new arena of interaction design – and some of the issues in doing so.

Designing for Interaction

It's abook about new thinking about designing for interaction. 

Packaging and Music

May 23, 2006

Greeeat little article about music and packaging. I wish I had this for  the lit review! 


There are those who mourn the vanishing of the nice big cardboard packages that vinyl came in. The format allowed fairly large images, credits, and photos. The usual assumption is that much of this imagery, like music videos, is a reflection of, and extension of, the music creator’s sensibility.